1966 Buick Riviera

The Buick Riviera is a saloon (sedan) with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which delivers its power to the rear wheels. Its 6.6 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder unit that produces 360 bhp (365 PS/268 kW) of power at 4400 rpm, and maximum torque of 630 N·m (465 lb·ft/64.2 kgm) at 2800 rpm. The power is transmitted to the wheels via a 3 speed automatic transmission. Its quoted weight at the kerb is 1920 kg. The Buick Riviera is said to be able to attain a maxiumum speed of 206 km/h, or 128 mph.

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1966 Buick Riviera information summary

What body style?
2 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5302 mm
How heavy?
1920 kg
What size engine?
6.6 litre, 6555 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
365 PS / 360 bhp / 268 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
630 Nm / 465 ft.lb / 64.2 kgm @ 2800 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 7.2 s
How fast?
206 km/h, 128 mph

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1966 Buick Riviera data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2972 mm 117 inches
Track/tread (front) 1499 mm 59 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1524 mm 60 inches
Length 5302 mm 208.7 inches
Width 1943 mm 76.5 inches
Height 1391 mm 54.8 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1920 kg 4233 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 6.6 litre
6555 cc
(400.011 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 106.2 × 92.5 mm
4.18 × 3.64 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.15
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(Gross)
365 PS (360 bhp) (268 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output
(Gross)
54.9 bhp/litre
0.9 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)
630 Nm (465 ft·lb) (64.2 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(Gross)
96.11 Nm/litre
1.16 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10.25:1
Fuel system 2 Ca carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1207.8 kPa (175.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 819.38 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 5.1 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 7.2 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 15.9 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 206 km/h (128 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 190.11 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
139.82 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
187.5 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.15 kg/kW
11.95 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.07
general
Carfolio.com ID51337
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 55.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1966 Buick Riviera added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.